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“Amazing little find”
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Olive Brook
Ranked #4 of 157 Specialty Lodging in Munnar
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing little find”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

By far the best accommodation we had during out stay in India. The staff we friendly and helpful, the meals tasty and aplenty (you 3ven get a cooking class before your dinner), comfortable spacious rooms and the location was nothing short of stunning. Very charming place, make sure you check it out.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a small managed guest house and not a real ‘homestay. It was very different from our first stop and at first we weren’t sure that it was going to be as enjoyable. We needn’t have worried the staff were very helpful. The setting and the gardens are lovely and the food really interesting especially after the cookery demonstrations. We were disconcerted that a couple of lady guests were buying in ‘take-aways’ and having them served up at dinner time. However the house food was delicious with numerous dishes of meat or fish and vegetables.
The plumbing was tricky and the power kept going off in our room. After a day we realized that the staff were turning off a switch outside our door when they turned off outside lighting. Unfortunately this was a main switch for the room! Once we got the hang of things we really enjoyed our stay.

Olive Brook is 2 or 3km from Munnar in a quiet rural location. Nevertheless it is an excellent base for the area if you want peace at the end of the day.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Scotland
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We travelled with my parents (70s) and 3 teenage kids. Everyone loved Olive Brook!
Beautiful gardens, lovely views, tea served on your veranda or in garden. Birdsong and stunning views. Rooms open onto veranda and gardens. Loved the cooking demonstration. Spice walk from Olive Brook not so good, would recommend taking a trek with Kestrel Tours instead. But inhouse walk probably OK if you don't recognise local spices already.
It is cold in Munnar in the evenings, so bring fleeces.
We were here for my daughter's birthday, and Olive Brook laid on a complimentary birthday cake and candles!

Room Tip: If you want good Wi-fi, then ask for room next to the office. If you are booking 2 rooms, then ask...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The location is excellent, away from crowded area. If required to go to the marketplace, resort people do the arrangement.

The entire resort area is full of flowers and the entire place is surrounded with trees.

Its a good location for relaxation.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed 2 nights and really loved our stay. Excellent service and food. The garden is beautiful. Very relaxing and calm. We went on a shorter trekking around the plantations. They helped us with our further travel bookings. We loved the stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We booked this place for a stay with our parents in September. The place was cozy and beautiful. The rooms were large enough to easily sleep extra people. We stayed in the eve cottage which has two adjacent rooms with a nice portico. This is good for families to rent together. Vishnu was an excellent host. Always smiling and offering help no matter which language we spoke in. Our parents became great fans of him(they are hard to impress):)

The rooms were a cold at night. It would have been better if there was heating, this is the only negative aspect I found with this place. Yet, rating 5* for the hospitality and overall experience.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2012

A rather uninspiring reception but a comfortable and clean room. Arrived early November warm during the day but cold at night, so eating outside on the terrace was at all pleasant. On our second night we insisted we eat in the semi enclosed area. Other guests ate outside and all three couples were wearing thick jumpers or coats and scarves.
A tea valley trek was arranged for us but this did not happen . Lovley location and good food

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Olive Brook
Address: No:62 Pothamedu P B, Munnar 685612, India
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Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Munnar
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Ranked #4 of 157 Specialty Lodging in Munnar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Olive Brook 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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